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Aug 11, 2013 10:00am PDT
>>> i'm chris wallace. president obama faces new questions about how he's waging the war on terror. in a pre-vacation news conference, the president discusses government surveillance. >> i want to make clear once again that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> the threats facing americans overseas. >> we are not going to completely eliminate terrorism. what we can do is to weaken it. >> the state of relations with russia and the battle over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> we'll get reaction to all of it from senator john mccain, just back from the middle east. >>> plus, uproar over planned projects by cnn and nbc on the life and career of hillary clinton. the gop now threatening to block both networks from hosting primary debates. >> the parent companies are choosing to promote hillary clinton when they know darn well that she's getting ready to run for president. >> we'll ask two key political strategists joe trippi and chip saltsman is the race fo
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Aug 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
: good morning. president obama and his national security team approached this day, the president's 52nd birthday, in a state of apprehension. the u.s. embassy compound in cairo is one of two does then u.s. installations that would have been open today but now the closed. heightened security was readily discernible. a senior lawmaker said chatter picked up by u.s. signals intelligence exceeds anything in more than a decade. the president's counter terrorism advisor and susan rice, the national security adviser led the response. rice chaired a principals committee meeting that included the secretaries of state and defense and the directors of the fbi, cia and nsa. another participant told abc news it is aimed at western, not just american interests. >> it is more specific. we are taking it seriously which i think you would expect us to do. yeah. there is a significant threat stream and we are reacting. >> reporter: the latest threat will likely revive the scarry week of september last year when there were riots which culminated in the fatal attack in benghazi. >> it is possible we ma
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Aug 25, 2013 10:00am PDT
. we are told u.s. navy ships are moving closer to the coast of syria. president obama says this is a big event of grave concern but the president then adds we need to act deliberately. >> what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action jumping into stuff that does not turn out well. gets us mired in very difficult situations. >> senator corker, how much proof does president obama need, and if he decide that bashir el assad used chemical weapons on a large scale against his people, what should he do? >> chris, the amount of social media coming out of syria indicates this is not something where opposition forces have contrived something. i think it's very evident that regime has acted in this way. i do think it's always good to be cautious, but my sense is that this has happened. i think we will respond in a surgical way. i hope the president, soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something at a very surgical and proportional way. something that gets their attention, that causes them to understand we are not going to put up wit
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Aug 7, 2013 12:00pm PDT
jackpot. >>> president obama is in southern california this hour where he rapped up a live stream question and answer session on the housing and market sector. >> we could be renovating, rehabbing and putting on the rental market thousands of thousands thousands of units. >> zillow.com hosted the forum. president obama answered questions that were submitted through facebook, twitter and videos. it comes a day after his speech in phoenix promoting his new housing proposals. president obama will visit pendleton. he is expected to arrive 35 empties from now. -- 35 minutes from now. he plans to meet with troops and families to thank them for his service. it is his final stop on his two day trip. >>> also today president obama canceled his meeting with russian president vladimir putin that was going to happen during the summit next month. it was more than just the situation with edward snowden that led to the decision. >> reporter: my contacts sent us this statement saying the decision was made on a lack of progress on global security issues. president obama is frustrated with vladimir
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
after the march, a bombing at the steps of the -- was the bomber brought to justice? >>barack obama accepts his party's nomination on the anniversary of the march on washington. -- on the anniversary of the march on washington. >>> welcome back to a second look. this week marks the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's dream speech. it was only a weeks after that speech that a bomb would go off in birmingham alabama and kill four girls. it would take decades for the trials to end. >> reporter: birmingham 16th street baptist church had been bombed. three girls, two 14, one 11 were killed as the church prepared for service. reverend abraham lincoln woods remembers the anger he felt as he looked at the rubble of the church. >> if these terrorists, if these fanatics wanted to kill somebody, why didn't they single out those of us who were actively involved in the civil rights struggle? >> probably no admonition of jesus has been more difficult to follow than the command to love your enemy. >> reporter: it was perhaps the most dastardly act. it came when george wallis was railing again
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Aug 6, 2013 10:00pm PDT
president obama's proposal to the home lending business and how he hopes to insulate taxpayers. >>> the fbi is focusing attention to a crew of bay area robbers. they suspect the masked criminals have hit at least five banks and as david stevenson reports the incidents are getting violent. five banks in five months. >> we definitely consider them armed, dangerous and a a menace to society. >> reporter: the latest robberies has the authorities concerned because this time one of the bank robbers was attacked. >> the bank employee was pistol whipped. >>> the fbi says from monterey to the oregon coast bank robberies are on the rise. >> reporter: agents are now warning bank customers about what to do if they're caught up in one. >> do what you're instructed to do and try and remember or recall as much as you can in terms of details about the robber or robbers. >> reporter: the fbi today also released these pictures of the so called up close bandit wanted in at least two separate san francisco robberies. the fbi says it's seen 150 robberies in its northern california division since oc
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Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch hetchy esvoyeur and crews are -- reservoir and crews are staged t
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
pressure on the u.s. to get more involved in the conflict. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for st
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Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives. these are
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
news. >> wow. a lot of money. >> yes. >> thank you. >>> meeting canceled. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water
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Aug 7, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama cancels a key trip to russia. the political snub amid escalating tensions. >> you can get ktvu news to go. download the app, click the live icon, and watch all of our ktvu newscasts streaming live on your mobile device. >>> new at 10:00, a political snub in washington, with potential global consequences. president obama has canceled his upcoming meeting with russia's president, sighting a number of issues, including russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden, and the country's new anti-gay laws. heather holmes is live in the newsroom with more on this break in relations. >> reporter: frank, the cancelation is seen as a deliberate show. >> the last time we saw president obama and russia president vladimir putin together, the strained relationship between the two former cold war adversaries was clearly visible. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking, and a cold war mentality. >> reporter: president obama says the two sides have grown apart on several issues. >> we have tried to respect if there's a law breaker, or alleged law break
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes politi
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
cut on the health insurance of 15,000 employees. why they blame the move on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing
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Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
house. mayor quan was among 18 urban leaders that met with president obama. they discussed ways to reduce teenage violence in america's big cities. >>> time is 4:35. more details on oakland's crime statistics. last year 28% of homicides were solve ised. by contrast san francisco police solved 60% of homicides. statewide the most recent numbers are from 2010 and they show 64% of homicide cases were closed. >>> part of the chico state college was closed. it happened yesterday afternoon in the area around bute hall. the university has not released the name of the student and it's still not clear what caused a tree branch to come crashing down. >>> new this morning a 22-year- old baseball player killed in oklahoma. he was shot and killed last friday. police say he was jogging near the east central university campus where he attended school. three teenagers drove up and shot him in the back. >> we realize that christopher will always be with us in our memories and hearts. >> the three teenagers have been arrested. they shot lane because they had nothing better to do. two of them are bei
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been going into the city just a lot o
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
: doubts over evidence aside, for the white house, it's now decision time. >> president obama says syrian president bashar al-assad is responsible for a chemical attack on his own people. he promises accountability but says no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: but preparations are already underway for a potential strike. u.s. military assets are in the eastern mediterranean, ready to go whenever the president gives the order. and the white house is quickly laying out its case, amid concern from congress, which wants a role in the final decision. >> let congress authorize this activity. >> i'd like to have everybody in on this. >> i definitely believe that there needs to be a vote. >> reporter: the administration is briefing high-ranking members of congress and is expected to release an unclassified intelligence report with the evidence soon. in london, the prime minister, cameron, argued for military action. >> that is enough to inclu
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Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
postings. >>> and the conflict in syria is growing tonight. now president obama and the secretary of defense are speaking out. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. >>> we have a little microphone problem here heather. we have an update ton breaking news we brought you at the top of the newscast. police now say the youngest victim is an 8-year-old girl. police found three other victims, a man, 3 women and a 12-year-old. happened on 104th avenue near graphion street. >>> the crisis in syria and the alleged use of chemical weapons by the sirian government. the deputy foreign minister said u.s. inspectors will be allowed into the country. said the sirian government has poisoned its own people. wh
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
congress to block president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> toda
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
anniversary of the march on washington. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they
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Aug 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
security. >>> some are calling on president obama to assist. >> there are many areas where we could exercise influence over the generals and we're not doing anything of it. >> the leader of egypt's army said he would not tolerate violence, but there is room for everyone in egypt. >>> president obama is back this morning after a vacation in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. this is -- video of the president and his family last night. he has a schedule to discuss progress on reforms. he's taking a two door bus tour in new york and pennsylvania it. he's going to make sure that students from middle class families have access to higher education. >>> bob filner will be back on the job following multiple accusations of sexual harassment. >> bob must go! >> people who want bob filner to resign stood outside city hall yesterday. they're working together 100,000 measures to get a recall measure on the ballot. they have accused him of king inappropriate comments and sexual advancements. he's apologized for his behavior, but refused to step down. >>> political leaders of california and nevad
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Aug 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
and will take effect january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the se
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Aug 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
fire. accused of insulting president obama. the rodeo clown act that triggered the outrage. >> things are getting busier in some of the key spots. we'll tell you where the delays reached more than ten minutes. >> low to normal temperatures lasted a long time. a stretch of warmer temperatures. >>> welcome back. dozens of domestic workers are scheduled to rally outside of san francisco city hall. part of a national campaign workers are calling count down to dignity. domestic workers all across the nation are calling on the u.s. government to mandate better pay and benefits for in-home care givers. the workers are demanding regular rest periods and overtime pay. >>> officials at the missouri state fair are apologizing after a rodeo clown appeared over the weekend wearing a mask of president obama. the photo of that clown has gone viral on social media. the person who hosted it says he was offended when the rodeo announcer called out saying if anyone wanted to see obama run down by a bull. >> i understand people's concerns. i don't think anyone is more disappointed in what happ
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Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
way for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is almost twice the national average. >> more details now about the march. the sound system was sabotage
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
what snowden's father had to say about president obama's statement that his son is not a patriot. >>> california's high speed rail project is facing another delay. construction was supposed to begin last year. now it may not begin until next year. according to a construction company there are problems with company contracts and permits. the state still needs to buy much of the land that it wants to build. it could get travelers from coast to coast in less than an hour. he says it is cheaper than a bullet train and sweetly self- -- and completely self-powered. now musk says he will release his plans by today. he adds he has no plans to build it himself. even though he does have hands on experience with tesla's electric cars and private space travel with space x. he's involved in a few things. >>> a sink hole sinks part of a resort near disney world. at 5:30 you will hear from a woman that was inside that villa when it started sinking. >>> things are beginning to get a little busier in the traffic world. although it's not stop and go on 237 westbound. we'll tell you more about the
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
played in president obama's decision to not meet with russian president vladimir putin. >>> plus -- a house of horrors comes crashing down. and who showed up to watch today's demolition? >>> a pit stop for bay area travelers is now a crime scene. we're learning more about the violent death in a usually peaceful area. >>> plus, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of maintenance at golden gate park is at a standstill. the reason projects are on hold. these stories and more, coming up. >>> the cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for years has been demolished. ariel castro's home was torn down as one of the survivors looked on. castro's house was filled with horrific memories, but now it's been reduced to rubble. >> for ten years, this house was a secret prison of a psychopath named castro. >> the prosecutor who sent ariel castro to prison said today's demolition was a testament to the victims and their will to survive. michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus endured a decade of abuse inside. knight was there again today and released a bouquet of balloons,
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Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama has spoken to governor brown about the response to the rim fire. the president called him yesterday and the white house gave an overview of the call, saying the president expressed his gratitude for the brave men and women working tirelessly to combat this fire. and the president provided his equipment to needed resources to support the ongoing state and local response. san francisco water authorities are filling water reserves as the fire goes closer to the hetch hetchy reservoir. officials say they currently have a reserve water supply that will last for the next several months. >>> san jose's family camp at yosemite is ending the season more than a month early because of the wildfire. also currently, no running water at the camp. more than 100 people were evacuated from that city run camp last monday. it was originally ended to schedule its season in the beginning of october. coming up, we'll talk with families who have made coming to the sight a yearly tradition, and they will us how they plan to honor that fire ravaged campsite. >>> today is the first day of school in
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Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less federal help
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Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
the change that will come. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour focused on making college more affordable. he has two stops in new york university of buffalo and a high school in syracuse. the president will push several proposals aimed at curbing the rising cost of higher education. skyrocketing tuition and cuts in financial aid are making it difficult for middle class students to afford a college education. >>> syrian opposition forces says the government is continuing to attack rebel forces. this follows an attack yesterday that included the use of chemical weapons. at least 100 people died. many of them women and children. the united nations would like its inspectors who are already in syria to investigate the claim. >> the team is in place. we hope they will be given access to the area by the government. >> now the syrian government calls claims it used chemical weapons baseless. that f the use of chemical weapons is used it will cause more pressure on the u.s.. >>> jury deliberations are expected to begin. hasan who was acting as his own attorney is sending only a si
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Aug 24, 2013 10:00pm PDT
republicans trying to over turn obama's care. >> they're trying to do something over and over but expecting the same result. trying to hurt the american people because they don't agree on something that's upheld and decided. >> estimated of 40 million americans are unensured of the medicare act. coverage will begin january 1st. >>> alameda county officials reached out to promote wellness and places that can use a boost. community meeting focused on helping people and those are uncorporated area that's south of san leandro and problems there including obesity and teens's pregnancy that's aimed at kids. >> the folks that live here, they know the community better than we do and the hot spots are and the troubled areas and for example if it is a bad intersection or they know there is certain gang activity that happened in certain part that we don't necessarily know. >> today's meeting to develop a health and wellness plan that'll become apart of the county's plan. >>> plus, what amanda knox is refusing what to do ahead of her roommate's death. >>> the reason attorneys want trumps to p
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Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >>> president obama says the syrian government crossed the line with chemical weaponses. >> traffic looks good and already up on the tunnel. >> the afternoon highs are warmer and we'll have your forecast in a couple of minutes. >>> welcome back, the time now is 4:45 and the obama administration is moving closer to taking action against syria reporting a chemical attack last week. they're conducting a second day of investigations near damascus. they spent three hours yesterday interviewing doctors, and survivors of the attacks last wednesday. secretary of state john kerry said there's unmistakable use of chemical weapons. >>> today syria state run agency accused kerry of undeniable evidence of the attack. kerry's statements they're saying is jumping off the work of un experts. >>> the president will speak from the steps of the -- steps of the lincoln memorial where king gave his speech. the president was two years old then. the president will be joined by former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. >>> the latest battle is post traumatic stress syndrome. tie carter was given the medal
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Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama today told disabled veterans that the veterans administration is finally speeding up its response to claims. >> after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide. >> mr. obama spoke at the annual disabled veterans convention in orlando. the va reports the average wait time on disability claims is more than 270 days. today, the white house also announced an action plan to reduce soldier suicides and boost treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and brain injuries. >>> in colorado, a mudslide has claimed at least one life in an area burned in last year's waldo canyon wildfire. here, you can see mud and water overflowing the highway in manitou springs near colorado springs. officials say a man's body was found beneath the debris, covering the road. authorities are looking for three people reported missing in the area. heavy rain last night triggered those flash floods. >> such devastation in colorado. pretty nice though, here in the bay area. let's check in with m
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Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that together. turk and
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
] >> reporter: president obama said after african american president isn't enough and we stand to learn from those who fought for equality. >> taught them that no man can take away the dignity and grace god grants us. >> reporter: 50 years ago martin luther king encouraged people to push for positive change. that message was echoed here today. reporting live in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> people came from all over the country for today's anniversary. among them, she had march in 1963. >> we are here to make sure our children and all the children over the united states of america understand they have a responsibility. and that responsibility ubis to help their country become -- is to help their country become a great country. >> her main concern today is the same as it was 50 years ago, equality among all races and she echoed martin luther king's speech. >> all people being able to be judged by the content of their character. >> in 1963, 253 people strong. observers say the crowd appeared much smaller today. more details about martin luther king and his i have a dream speech. he was 3
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Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
one of 18 mayors thatments with the president obama -- that meant with the president. >>> today workers were preparing a stage at the lincoln memorial where dr. king smoke. tomorrow the president will deliver his own speech there. >>> up next, a story you will see only on 2. >> we have the surveillance video of a scene on this street corner, the investigation into a shooting on board a party bus and what a camera recorded passengers doing when officers arrived. >>> signs of a u.s. military strike on syria could be just days ago. >>> download the ktvu app and you can watch all of the news live on your mobile device. >>> shots fired on board a party bus only on surveillance video captures the scene as stray bullets fly into the streets and passengers scramble for safety. this was over the weekend in san francisco. we are live in san francisco where we went through the video and talking with police about the investigation. >> reporter: this bar behind me just happened to be where the party bus pulled over as the shooting started on board. the bar here had already closed, but a surv
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Aug 7, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >>> president obama waking up in southern california this morning. late other today he'll be going to visit with marines at camp pendleton but this morning he's due to take part in an online question and answer session about housing on the real estate website zillow. that half-hour online chat is moderated by zillow's c.e.o. >>> as part of his swing through southern california, president obama was on the jay leno show last night. he talked about having lunch recently with hillary clinton. >> who invited who to lunch? i'm curious. >> i invited her. >> okay. >> we had a great time. she had that post- administration glow when someone leaves the white house. by two weeks later they look great. >> a new tv ad against the keystone xcel pipeline aired during president obama's visit on the tonight show. that ad was paid for by san francisco billion their and environmental activist tom styer, a vocal opponent of that pipeline. >> he said the pipeline was going to increase american oil independence. you see who it's really going to increase ilindependence for? >> the keystone pipeline would carry cru
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Aug 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
that, to compare it to barack obama, he won in 2008. hillary clinton won texas, california, ohio, pennsylvania. and he should have been the winner. we changed the rules in '88 and we democratized democracy to lay the groundwork for that. to run, i learned a lot. i inspire people to run for office at every level. but somewhere along the way, changing the rules, plus inspiration was a big factor where we are today. and just about what you just said, you talked about how your run set the table for other things. you didn't win the presidency, but you ran '84, dinkins won in '85, right. you ran in '88. it seems to me, there was concrete impact. you also changed the rules. it changes because of that equation. i think it also changed possible to thinking. if he can do that, why can't women get on the ticket? if i can do that, why can't other people do it? the whole idea was to be a capitalist for a change. to be some ray of hope for tomorrow. and the big idea could a black run, should a black run? by the time 2008 had come around, we'd knocked down the walls to build the bridges for tod
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Aug 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
that is under review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july
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Aug 9, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former nsa contractor edward snowden may be living in a luxury townhouse in a gated community outside moscow. according to a russian newspaper, snowden could be staying in this high security development. it's surrounded by thick walls and bashed wire. reportedly the development has a golf course and a yacht club. the russian government has not said publicly where snowden is living after granting him asylum for one year. >>> and former secretary of state condoleezza rice says she supports president obama's decision to cancel a meeting with russian president sad mere put -- vladimir putin last month after what she called russia's slap in the face to u.s. when they gave asylum to snowden. rice is an expert on russia and is a political science professor at stanford university. >>> a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage is a former member of an all male dance team for the dallas mavericks. he is accused of killing four people including his estranged wife and w
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
getting a break when it comes to intrust rates on loans. legislation is headed to president obama for his signature. payments would be less expensive under the bill. >>> this fall california state university students will be able to take online classes from any campus. the plan offers 30 courses. they will be limited to one course per term that is offered by another campus. >>> our weather now. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here. more of the same today. >> more of the same. on the cool side. fog everywhere. change comes tomorrow and it gets cooler. tomorrow, thursday should be the coolest day of the week. there is something going on here. fog cleared away. plenty of clouds and now we are getting a break. the fog has been mixed out. the inversion gets deep the fog just goes away. you are seeing sunshine at the beaches right now which is nice but the fog comes back tonight. you will look at temperatures tomorrow closer than what we saw today. in fairfield 80. 77 livermore. around the bay low 70s. tomorrow temperatures coming down. the fog pushes back inland. fog and drizzle int
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
talking about president obama's decision to cancel an upcoming meeting with the president of russia. >>> we are getting more slow traffic in parts of contra costa county. more on that and the rest of the commute. >>> pretty big fog bank. >>> a new white house report says the nation's power grid needs to be upgraded. the report says weather related power outages cost the economy between $18-33 billion a year. and it will keep rising. billions of dollars can be saved by making the power grid stronger. >>> two people reported missing after this mud slide in colorado. but they've been found safe. mud slide swept up cars on friday. witnesses saw one woman hanging on to a tree as the mud was rushing by. at least one person did die. six houses were destroyed. 30 others were damaged. >>> the federal jury is beginning its fifth day of deliberations in the trial of accused boston crime boss james whitey bulger. the jury has deliberated for 30 hours so far and has not reached a verdict. the 83-year-old has pleaded not guilty. >>> the trial of army psychiatrist that killed 13 people will contin
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Aug 5, 2013 10:00pm PDT
closing at $459.49. this follows obama's restriction to reduce imports of apple products. >>> palo alto based electric auto maker will reduce -- >>> a lack of major news led to the lowest volume of trading this year. the markets were mixed at the close with the dow down a little more than 46 points. s & p500 closed down about 2- 1/2 points. >>> in news of the world six people were killed when a bomb exploded in the philippines today. the bomb went off as the city administrator was driving through the area in a bullet- proof vehicle. she was not injured. no one has claimed responsibility but a break away muslim faction. >>> and a tragedy in moscow. the boys were staying overnight at their friend's apartment above a pet shop. i appears a python snake snuck out of his enclosure, went up the ventilation pipe and that's how the snake reached the two victims. >>> a fukashima plant is facing a new challenge tonight. regulators say if the water reaches the surface it could quickly make it into surrounding areas and the sea. >>> just a day short of the first anniversary of the chevron refinery e
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Aug 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
snowden defend his son today against president obama's statement that edward snowden is not a patriotism. >> my son has spokethen truth. he -- spokethen truth. he -- spoken the truth. how they chose to characterize him -- [ talking at the same time ] >> he secured a visa to visit his son in russia. russia granted a year of temporary asylum to edward snowden. >> we used to have a word for somebody who stole our secrets, who got the job to steal our secrets and moved to a foreign country. it was defector. i think that is a good word for him. >> a former head of the nsa added to the storm of criticism against edward snowden today recording the nsa. he was unsure president obama could increase transparency saying some steps that will make americaens more comfortable will -- americans more comfortable will make them less safe. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francis
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Aug 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama if i think we need more than we have. >> i guess it shows the whole state is doing everything they can to put it out. that's definitely reassuring. >> reporter: tonight, fire and emergency officials told the community the governor has people ready to come in to evaluate what additional resources will be needed. live in sonora, robert honda, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> wanting to assure residents that water from the hetch hetchy is safe to drink. some ash has been detected in the water, but so far, officials say it has not affected the water's purity. they have increased the water to other reservoirs in the system. >>> let's turn now to meteorologist rosemary orozco, tracking the conditions for us. >> yes, in which case, we'll be looking at the good with the bad here. you can see, we've got storms wrapping around this ridge of high pressure and the flow around it, sending them into southern california, and eventually over areas of the fire. i want to show you the arrows here. as we get going tomorrow, that is going to actually reach a little bit farther. let me show you the time
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Aug 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> also -- next, the staggering death toll coming in from egypt and president obama may make a statement in just a couple of minutes on the violent government crackdown in egypt. >>> good morning. traffic is going to be busy in some areas, especially contra costa county. but here on the golden gate, it looks good south. >>> much bigger fog bank. inland temperatures will still be warm. everything is pointing towards a pretty big cooldown for the weekend. more on that. the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. >>> stocks are falling today on continued uncertainty over when and how quick lit federal reserve will begin to wind down its program that stimulates the world's largest economy. also walmart and cisco warn of weak sales a
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Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama today promised changes to the government's controversial phone surveillance program. jacqueline reports from washington and how too much transparency can be dangerous. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama said he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agency's surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. changes include a new website, new oversight, more transparency, and an independent group reviewing the programs. intelligence groups will continue to assess phone records domestically and internationally. >> all of the steps are designed to ensure the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and values. >> reporter: spokesmen from republican house speaker john boehner said the president has been quiet on the controversial programs for too long. while transparency is important, he said it must not compromise the program. the priority must be saving american lives, in the saving face. the president made the
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Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
house says president obama will base his decision on america's best interest even if it means acting alone. >> what we have seen here tragically, is a preponderance of the evidence available in the public domain that the asad regimed used chemical weapons against their citizens. >>> in san francisco today dozens of protesters rallied at powell and market streets demanding that the u.s. stay out of syria. they say money spent on military action there could be better used in this country and they want the u.s. to get out of the rest of the middle east as well. >>> a federal appeals court today upheld california's law banning so called gay conversion therapy. a group of conversion therapists appealed. the law does not cover the activities of pastors and counselors who provide such therapy but are unlicensed. >>> same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. treasury secretary lu says the ruling assuring legally married similar sex couples that they can move legally across the nation knowing their filing status will not change. >>> a lease
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
will try for the 40th time to repeal obama care. today the house will hold its 40th vote on repealing the affordable care act. but likely the other votes this one too looks like it's only symbolic. that is because the democrat controlled senate will kill the measure which specifically stops the irs from collecting fines from individuals without health care. >>> a controversial phrase is being removed from the dr. martin luther king junior memorial. the memorial originally paraphrased a part of dr. king's speech to say quote i was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness. however maya ang lieu say shortening that quote changed the entire context. it made dr. king sound arrogant. they hope to have the memorial ready for the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech at the end of august. >>> right now it's 5:17. we want to check in with sal and see how the friday morning commute is going. >> it's going okay. we heard some debris on the westbound 92 the san mateo bridge just now. westbound near the high-rise. a big rig lost a tire. it doesn't look like it's too bad on
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Aug 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
congressman of new york and senator rumenthal of connecticut. >>> the obama is forced to play defense. >> this is no longer a political debate. this is what we call the law. >> the president claims that this law is working the way it is supposed to. but clearly it is not. >> we'll ask our sunday panel about the political hall out. all right here on fox news sunday. >> more tough questions for the nsa after the washington post reported this week that the agency violated policy rules. >> nation's most secretive spy agency intercepted e-mails and calls during that time and did not report the unauthorized surveillance. joining us with reaction is senator rand paul. senator, welcome back to fox news sunday. good to be with you. >> good morning. >> it was a little more than a week ago that the president insisted to the american people that there was oversight of the program and there was no talk of abuses. >> what you are not reading about is, the government actually abusing these programs. and listening in on people's phone calls or reading people's e-mails. what you are hearing about is t
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
-- companions. >>> the white house says president obama does not support medical marijuana laws. today they say the president does not support changes at this point. he went on to say the administration does not consider targeting marijuana users. >>> sales of existing homes in the u.s. have reached the highest level in nearly four years. they did so in july. the national association of realtors reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate is $5.39 million, up 6.5% from june and up 17% from july of last year. on wall street, stocks moved lower on news that the federal reserve is considering an end to its massive bond buying program. the nasdaq fell 13 today. >>> new scrutiny for uc berkeley after female students told state lawmakers that their reports of sexual assault have been buried or rebuffed by university staff. ken wayne -- ken pritchett is live with what these women told lawmakers. ken? >> reporter: these students claim that uc berkeley on numerous occasions failed to properly handle or investigate their claims of sexual assault. uc berkeley students found themselves at the
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